My American Experience
Art: Orin Carpenter
Juried by Lauren Palmor, Ph.D
Poetry: Cruwys Brown
March 9 – April 30, 2021
But the experience of America to the individual living here is as broad as the country is big. Current events bring to light how far the myth is from reality for many within our borders. Yet some fortunate people do experience the abundance and opportunities available here.
We invited artists to share their uniquely American Experiences. Freedom of expression is still one of the sacred promises of the Founding Fathers. This show intends to encourage and honor that freedom through art.
5. You are the young wonder-tree, grown out of ruins. Baronga–African Folk Tale
Abi Salami “Click Here to Unsubscribe to European Beauty Standards” Acrylic paint on canvas, 48×36 $5500
6. Gather what you can to bring out its lone song
Rosemary Ishii MacConnell “My Father’s Journey Series: Sorrows of the Chrysanthemum” Wood jade, porcelain, stone, silver wire, pod, metal, 9x11x8 $2500
Julia Feldman “Emigration Heptad” (series of seven) Mixed media, stitched, painted, cotton, linen, silk, metal, 12×40 $1900
10. What region of the earth is not full of our calamities? –Virgil
Edith Dillon “A Different Monument: The Inevitability of Freedom” Sculpture – welded found and fabricated steel, 25x31x21 $6000
Sincere thanks to our juror Lauren Palmor, Ph.D.
LAUREN PALMOR is the Assistant Curator of American Art at the de Young Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. She received a Master of Arts with Merit in the History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art (2009), and a Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Washington (2016), where her dissertation research addressed questions of ageism in the study of nineteenth-century art. She has held fellowships at Winterthur and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and has contributed to a number of exhibition catalogs and scholarly publications, including Revelations: Art from the African American South (FAMSF, 2017), Cult of the Machine: Precisionism and American Art (FAMSF in association with Yale, 2018), and American Art: Collecting and Connoisseurship (Merrell, 2020). She frequently supports institutional digital partnerships, working collaboratively to design new ways of sharing and experiencing American art with museum audiences.
Ellen Mattesi, Erma Murphy
Curated by Jeremy Thornton
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